Apple to Release Video iPod Next Week
Posted on October 12, 2005The BBC reports that Apple has now confirmed the launch of the much-rumored Video iPod. The new iPod will be available in stores next week. There will be two versions: one 30 GB and one 60 GB. The 60 GB will retail for $299 in the U.S.
Steve Jobs says the 30 GB iPod can store 75 hours' worth of video and the 60 GB version can store 150 hours. Both versions are thinner than the existing 20 GB iPod. Apple will make over 2,000 music videos available in the iTunes store. They will cost $1.99 each. Select TV shows from ABC will also be available for $1.99 each.
The timing of the release is no coincidence -- Apple is clearly hoping for another iPod holiday success. An NBC News story on the new video iPod has more about Apple's deal with ABC to sell episodes of shows like Lost and Desperate Housewives for the new iPod at $1.99 each at the iTunes website.